complimentary close

noun

Definition of complimentary close

: the words (such as sincerely yours) that conventionally come immediately before the signature of a letter and express the sender's regard for the receiver called also complimentary closing

First Known Use of complimentary close

1919

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COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE Defined for English Language Learners

complimentary close

Definition of complimentary close for English Language Learners

  • : the words (such as sincerely yours ) that come before the signature of a letter


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